The Cora J. Belden Library is proud to offer 3D printing services with the use of it's Creality Ender-3 V2 3D printer! If you have a 3D object / design that you would like to be printed, just call or e-mail Mike at 860-258-7623 or email@example.com. We simply ask that the 3D file be saved in .STL format, after which it can be e-mailed to Mike or brought into the library on a flash drive (advance notice is requested). We will print your object and then notify you when it is done! (You may come in to watch your object be printed, but our printer is a little on the slower side, so it may take some time.)
Our Ender-3 allows for small to medium sized print jobs - the build plate (AKA printing size) of the machine is 220 x 220 x 250 mm (8.6 x 8.6 x 9.8 inches). It can print objects only in one color, and uses PLA plastic for material. We generally have a selection of 3 to 5 colors available which vary from time to time.
There is no cost to use the printer, although we may ask for a donation if an excessive amount of print jobs are requested.
We reserve the right to deny access to the machine for any print jobs deemed obscene / inappropriate, that violate copyright or any proprietary right, or that are intended to inflict harm. Please see our full 3D printer policy HERE.
Interested in learning 3D design so you can make your very own 3D print? Check out our excellent online learning tool, LinkedIn Learning, which offers several video classes on the topic free with just the use of your Rocky Hill library card. Also, check out free 3D design resources such as Tinkercad.com and SketchUp.com.
Not ready for 3D design but still need something printed? Check out the awesome website Thingiverse.com to see thousands of 3D designs which are ready to be printed.